WOMEN are now being offered a more effective and speedier treatment for uterine fibroids after the introduction of a new procedure at King’s Mill Hospital.
King’s Mill is only the second hospital in the country to trial the revolutionary new MyoSure System, which is designed to provide incision-less, fast and safe removal of intracavitary fibroids and polyps and effective relief of associated abnormal heavy menstrual bleeding symptoms.
The treatment results in shorter procedure times and has been especially created for use in an outpatient clinic, meaning that a patient can return home usually within a few hours of undergoing the procedure and back to her normal lifestyle.
Traditional treatments for fibroids include drug therapy, hysterectomy or myomectomy (the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus). Uterine fibroids are the most frequent indication for hysterectomy among pre-menopausal women.
Mr Srini Vindla, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our Trust is driven to providing first class healthcare for women, and the introduction of the MyoSure System is a huge boost to ladies suffering with this distressing condition.
“The average length of hospital stay following the procedure is only two hours, compared with a typical post-hysterectomy hospital stay of two to three days.
“The procedure is less invasive, safe and effective and only takes approximately ten minutes to perform, allowing patients to return to normal activity the next day.
“Clinical studies show the treatment is 96.4 per cent effective and a small number we have performed so far have proven a great success.
“After the successful trial is complete we will be introducing this as an outpatient procedure in our hysteroscopy clinic at King’s Mill”.